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Feb 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
us tonight, thanks. >>> the president of afghanistan today ordered all u.s. special operations forces to leave an embattled area of that country within two weeks because of torture and other allegations against afghans working with the americans. the area is wardak province, not far from kabul. for more on this, we turn to nbc pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, what is this all about? >> lester, this order today shocked u.s. defense and military officials, taken totally by surprise. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condone or took part in any kidnappings, torture or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. now, in the past, president karzai has taken the u.s. military to task, in part, to show the afghan people that he's in charge. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
terrorism operations. in a speech last summer, brennen said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into a, quote, shadow of once was. under president obama, the program has used to take out more than 400 targets in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice preside
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
francisco in the upcoming brief to the u.s. supreme court on prop 8 next month. justices will hear arguments for and against the ban on same-sex marriage. the court expected to hear arguments on whether legally married gay couples have a right to equal benefits under the law. >>> cool start to the morning. i think there's sunshine on the way. right, christina? >> it will be so nice out there. good morning to you, laura and jon. temperatures are frigid but nothing that we're not accustomed to at this point in winter. 36 in napa. 31 in san francisco. down in the south bay just about as cold as yesterday morning. the difference is we're going to see more low cloud cover hugging the coastline today. that will keep temperatures kind of level from where we hit yesterday. i bumped your numbers up just a touch. 62 degrees inland. bayside, 61 degrees. at the coast, 60 degrees. we are still headed toward the 70s. i'll time that out for you coming up in my next report. first, let's get you to work on time on a good note with our traffic man, mike inouye. >> we're looking over here to 880. loo
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
two counts of capital murder in the shooting of death of chris kyle a u.s. sniper who star in the reality series "stars earn stripes." in an interview kyle said he had no regrets about his actions in combat. >> every person i killed, i have a clear conscience of because they were actively trying to harm americans, allies, or civilians. >> ruth was a military veteran, but his motives are still unclear. he's being held on $3 million bond. >>> we are entering the seventh day of the hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy is still being held in an underground bunker by jim lee dykes. police continue to negotiate with dykes who is making the boy as comfortable as possible. the boy has received a car and some cheese and crackers. police say dykes shot and killed a school bus driver last tuesday and abductsed the child. the funeral for the bus driver was held on sunday. as hundreds turned out to pay tribute to charles poland who was hailed as a hero for protecting the other children on the school bus before he was shot. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is defending the government
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Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
its companies in china to compete illegally against u.s. companies. >> reporter: why is china so aggressive? >> china needs to maintain a very high rate of economic development to keep their citizens happy, to keep their citizens willing to tolerate the kind of oppressive government they've got. >> reporter: president obama signed an executive order last week permitting intelligence agencies to share classified threat data with targeted companies. and calling for voluntary standards to protect vital sectors. banking, the power grid, transportation from attacks. many from china. congress refused to pass legislation last year to improve cyber defenses. republicans objected to new regulations and civil liberties groups worried about privacy. how vulnerable is america? only today the state department is investigating whether one of its associated websites was hacked last night by the activist group known as "anonymous." the attorney general today quoted cyber security experts as saying america now has two types of companies. those who know they have been hacked and those who don't kn
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
here in 2017. >> it's not clear if the flea market will still be there. >>> with the u.s. supreme court hearing on prop eight just weeks away, the state attorney general has filed her arguments with the court. she says the backers of prop eight have no legal standing in the case. harris claims the group, called protect marriage, isn't hurt by the practice of allowing same sex marriage couples to marry. the high court will hear arguments on this issue on march 26th. >> two days and counting until sequestration and $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. they don't have a negotiation scheduled until friday. the president is purposely waiting until the last minute so he can blame the gop. if no deal is made, schools and airports will face cuts. 52% of americans actually want sequestration to happen, or have congress cut more spending. >>> coming up, a deadly shark encounter at a popular tourist spot. >>> you see a little girl walk into the boy's bathroom, that's setting her up in an unsafe situation. >> too young to be trancegender? the elementary school battle. >> and the latest on
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
allowed to get nuclear weapons and says the u.s. should talk to iran. >> that was nbc's kelly o'donnell. >>> los angeles archbishop has taken action against his predecessor. the official action was taken in response to the priest's abuse scandal and records showing mahony and others tried to conceal abuse of children from police. >>> the family of a young boy held captive in an underground bunker are waiting for his release. fbi negotiators say their strategy is to wear out suspected kidnapper jimmy lee dykes. they have been talking to the 65-year-old through a pipe in the ground. he's accused of kidnapping 5-year-old ethan after storming his school bus. ethan has not been harmed as the hostage standoff goes into fourth day. >>> three stories that we'll be developing later today. secretary of state hillary clinton says her good-byes at the white house in the morning and then gives a farewell address at the state department later in the afternoon. moments later, former senator john kerry takes the oath and the title of secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, keep an eye on vice pres
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Feb 28, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> tracie potts live in washington. thank you so much for that. >>> there's word that u.s. may be changing its policy on aid to rebels in syria. nbc news has been told by senior official that is the u.s. will announce some aid will be given directly to certain syrian opposition groups rather than through nongovernmental agencies. the nonlethal aids could include body armor military training, and vehicles, but not weapons. the uprising against president bashar al assad began in 2011. >>> the u.s. supreme court is expected to make an important decision about the voting rights act by june. the high court heard arguments on a key part of the law that requires states with a history of civil rights discrimination to get permission in advance before changing their voting laws. shelby county, alabama, brought the case saying the law was outdated. outside the court hundreds of protesters from shelby county rallied to support the law as it is. the nine justices are expected to meet in private to discuss the merits of the case. >>> it is time now for weather. bill karens is here with the forecast. go
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
say they want to examine information regarding u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. some say after next week's recess, though, hagel will be ultimately confirmed. >>> during a live streaming google hangout chat thursday president obama defended his administration's use of drones in the war on terror insisting everything the government has done is legal. he did admit the public should know more about how that program works. >> what i think is absolutely true is that it is not sufficient for citizens to just take my word for it that we're doing the right thing. >> a classified memo recently revealed u.s. citizens suspected of terrorism have been targets of drone attacks and strikes. when asked if the u.s. could target americans on american soil, the president said no. >>> olympian oscar pistorius is behind bars. he's accused of shooting his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp inside his home, a crime prosecutors said was premeditat premeditated. he walked into court with his head bowed and broke down in tears. they have given few details other than she died of multiple gunshot wounds. earli
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Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last september 11th. >>> well, it may be appropriate timing on this valentine's day. a major corporate marriage made official. american airlines and usairways are now one giant airline. the largest in all the world. it's a deal designed to pull american out of bankruptcy and make it better able to compete in the big leagues. but what does it mean for all us air travelers? our report tonight from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: since 1934, american airlines has been a corporate icon. helping to build new york's laguardia airport, hiring the first female airline pilot, the first electronic tickets. ♪ something special in the air >> reporter: but after years of struggle, it surrendered to bankruptcy protection in late 2011. today, a lifeline in the form of an $11 billion merger with usairways. >> we will once again be an industry leader, worthy of the name american airlines. america's flag carrier. >> reporter: if approved, the deal would make american the world's largest airline. but after so many mergers in recent years, only four airlines, ame
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Feb 1, 2013 11:00am PST
avoid a federal takeover. >>> new details to tell you about after a suicide bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey. at least one person now confirmed dead. several others are wounded as investigators there try to figure out exactly who is behind this attack. local reporters say the bomber is a turkish citizen. witnesses say he entered the u.s. embassy compound in ankara through a side gate and he made it as far as the first x-ray machine before finally detonating and explosive, killing both himself and a security guard. the u.s. embassy has acknowledged this attack did happen through a statement thanking turkish authorities for their assistance. they say at this point there will be more details coming and will be issued later. >>> now, to the big game. the quest for six and a lot of people calling this one the harbowl. brothers john and jim harbaugh giving their press conference this morning. they talked about how they're preparing for the big day and the reality that one of them will be going home very did i pointed when this game is all over. >> you do think about sh obviously, in any
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00am PST
enough about the sequester to make a call. >>> turning now to syria, the u.s. is deciding whether to provide direct aid to the syrian rebels for the first time in the nearly two year long crisis. the effort has been a major focus of secretary of state john kerry's first official trip overseas this week. and according to the associated press, u.s. officials say the white house is nearing a decision on whether to provide nonlethal assistance to carefully imbedded fighters. a decision is expected by thursday on that. >>> bill karins is here with your wednesday forecast. good morning to you. looking pretty good in the west. >> not too bad. while the east will struggle into march we'll think the west will see decent weather. weak system brought some showers overnight to areas of seattle southward down i-5. mostly some snow showers in the cascades. as i mentioned very weak. next system has more punch to it a little stronger. you can see the bright white clouds. that's the moisture associated with storm. the storm will hit northern portions of washington state the hardest and especially
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
is proudly joining hundreds of businesses in submitting briefs to the u.s. supreme court supporting same sex marriage. this comes on the heels of hp, ceo saying in a blog post, i have come to embrace same sex marriage after a period of careful review and reflection. this is a dra that the i can change from her support of prop eight while she was running for governor. she signed a legal filing making a conservative case for the supreme court to strike down the ban. joe kinney with south bay pride applauds the shift. >> i think that it will help because she has been a leader in business. and that the conservative members of the supreme court will see that it's not just one seth of the country that is supporting this. that it's really broad based. >> joe kinney also told me that it's great to learn that hundreds of companies are now supporting same-sex marriage. she said that it's important that they are issuing the at the same time and showing their support, she said, it speaks volumes and she said, especially since they are talking about the impact it has on employees and companies b
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Feb 4, 2013 12:30am PST
. >>> meanwhile, u.s. economic growth was nonexistent in the last quarter of 2012. in fact, the gross domestic product contracted by an unexpected 20%. defense spending and business inventories were down. consumer spending was up. an encouraging sign. >>> big internet signings, facebook beat effect tagss, as diddia hoop. sam am so fell short. boeing pass eed estimates and sd the top priority is to fix the battery problem on the 787 dreamliner. despite big corporate earnings, big investors are worried about what washington may do. >> i think the hardest thing today is being in a section of politics and business don't work. it's very hard for businesspeople to say what politicians are going to do. they do think for noneconomic reasons. >>> meanwhile, blackberry is hoping the new phone and operating system will be the perfect ten. unveiling the new product line. the blackberry 10, it comes with 70,000 apps and it's designed so you only have to carry one phone for both personal and corporate use. >> there's a music store, movie store. that indicates the audience is regular people, an yet
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00am PST
guys was on the u.s. side. so not only is class value damage but also creates a -- collateral damage but also creates a lot of resentment. >> families and children killed, especially in northern pakistan but families and children of terrorists. and so, you know, i don't know that it's gotten much farther beyond that. >> brennan was asked this week about -- by senator wideman. what do we do if we make a mistake? and the c.i.a. director was quick to respond and said, we need to make that public, unlike -- >> i think the real problem here is that this has been an executive branch operation. what they're now doing is opening it up to the appropriate people in the congress because the more eyeballs you have on the policy, maybe there should be a court, as dianne feinstein suggests but you demystify it. chris: when you're commander in chief, you have three options, start a war, put in an army to get the bad guys or use an elite team, a seal team, for example, to go in at a great risk to them and aggravation to the host country like pakistan or use the drones? how many opposites you
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest business jets. the proposed airport would bring in nearly $3 million a year in rent and would create hundreds of permanent jobs and up to 200 construction jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on this proposal coming up in april. >>> texas governor rick perry stepping up his campaign to try to steal business away from california. perry planning to visit silicon valley, san francisco and los angeles during a four-day trip that starts this sunday. he's planning to tell people that texas is a better place for business because there's no income tax and more leni
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
opposition to the agenda. >> the u.s. postal service will stop delivering mail on saturdays. regular mail would stop but packages would be delivered six days a week. the saturday cut backs begin in august. >> the boy scouts of america could vote today on whether to do away with a ban on gay members and leaders. there is a new policy that would allow troops to decide whether or not to include gay members. >> governor brown blowing off texas governor rick perry because of a radio ad a trying to get california businesses to relocate to the lone star state. >> there are plenty of reasons texas is the best state for doing business for eight years running. this is texas, wide open for business.com and see why our low taxes, sensible regulations and fair legal system are just the thing to get your business moving to texas. >> the ad, obviously continue serverle shall but goff governor brown isn't sweat withing it. he blew it off during the launch of things in sacramento. >> people want to be here. people wanted to come to california and take the goal gold. you go where the gold is. this is where
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
. there were letters from former first lady jackie kennedy as well as photographs and books. u.s. markets are closed for the president's holiday. housing recovery will be a big focus. housing starts wednesday and existing home sales thursday. investors will also be on the hunt for some clarity from the fed. the release of its last meeting minutes. the question is whether there's been any more talk of ending its easy money policy. >>> also on deck, walmart's earnings report. speculation is swirling after bloomberg quoted an internal e-mail saying walmart's february sales were "total disaster." gold will also be on the radar this week. the recent market darling has tumbled to a six-month low, shedding 4% already this year. >>> prices at the pump have been on the rise each of the past 29 days, rising seven cents this week to a average in of $3.64 a gallon, 12 cents more than last year. >>> a strike by a major spanish airline could ground more than 1,000 flights this week. workers at iberia began a five-day strike at midnight over plans to cut more than 3,800 jobs and salaries. >>> b
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00am PST
arrived at his new job in the u.s. state department. he arrived to a warm and supportive welcome from state department employees. during brief comments to his new staff, secretary kerry was quick to thank his predecessor secretary clinton and foreign service employees. >> from my conversations with hillary, how passionate she was about this undertaking and how much confidence and gratitude she had for the work that every single one of you do. and i just want to join with all of you today in saying to her, job well done, the nation is grateful, the world is grateful, thank you, hillary clinton, and thank you, her team. thank you. >> kerry, who was sworn in as the 68th secretary of state on friday spoke with leaders in the middle east, asia and mexico over the weekend. >>> one of the first issues kerry will have to deal with, new accusations china is hacking american companies. scott mcgrew said those accusation are coming from the highest level. >> yeah, good morning. google chairman eric schmidt is going to take china to task in a new book thats he's written. this according to people
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
has been investigating nasa ames for the past four years. the congressmen say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but has been blocked by the justice department. the u.s. attorney's office denies that claim. >>> we have new video from a courtroom in south africa. in one fatal night olympian oscar pistorius went from local superstar and international hero to standing trial for premeditated murder. during his very first hearing while these charges are being read he breaks down in tears. michelle kosinski witnessed it all in the courtroom. >> reporter: olympian oscar pistorius, accustomed to the cheer of victory, keeps his head down, now shielding his face from cameras to and from court. today the world press gathered him around while he's charged with the murder of his girlfriend shot three times in the head and body in pistorius's upscale well-secured home around 4:00 a.m. thursday. at 30, a cover girl, law school grad, soon to be reality show contestant was about to give a valentine's day talk about empowering women. instead her heartb
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
called it one of the most complicated crime areas in the u.s. burglaries were up more than 23%. we talked to several people as they were leaving the meeting. we heard mixed reviews. some people said they had heard these ideas before. others said they were helpful it could turn it around in oakland. there will be other community meetings like this and we're told wasserman will attend the meetings. we talked to the mayor and the police chief. you can hear what they had to say tonight at 11:00. monte francis, nbc bay area news. >>> thank you. it looked like chaos in fremont but it was only a drill. fire, police and other agencies responded to a large scale simulated disaster with hundreds of fictional casualties. today's event was one of the largest disaster manage many exercises ever held in the bay area with 15 agencies participating. >> these are all agencies that would typically respond if there is a large casualty event. we're trying to improve the coordination. we're trying to decrease the amount of time that it takes to get injured people to thean6d hospital so that if a large
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
of the most leads sniper in u.s. military history." >> every person i killed i have a clear conscious of. they were actively trying to harm americans, allies or the civilians. >> reporter: he was larger than life. made for tv but initially spurned an offer to appear in the nbc reality show "stars earn stripes." >> all the money raised was going to charity. this was supposed to highlight the military. i was all in. >> reporter: famed for taking lives in war, chris kyle devoted himself to life better for others until the day he died. the suspect has been ordered held on $3 million bond. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> still to come at 6:00, the boy scouts will meet this week to discuss a long time policy. a ban on gay members. today president obama weighed in on the controversial topic. >>> plus, a change in the forecast that could affect your commute this week. a beautiful night in san francisco. >>> as we've been reporting, the power is out at the superdome. we want to go to dave feldman at the csn sports net. you're here by phone. i understand the power is back on. t
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Feb 27, 2013 11:00am PST
couple missing for a month in peru has reportedly been spotted. the u.s. embassy in peru says garrett hand and jamie neal were recently seen in a remote village heading for ecuador. the couple is on a cycling trip that began in november, but friends and relatives lost contact with them back in january. >>> u.s. coast guard right now investigating a distress call that sent them searching for a family stuck out in the ocean as nothing more than a hoax. the coast guard also looking into whether that family even existed at all. a distress call was made around 4:00 sunday afternoon. the man on the radio said he and his family were abandoning their boat off the monterey coast. harbor masters in that area, they say there are no reports of missing boaters. hundreds of dress crew crews including the california air national guard scoured that area of about 20,000 miles wide looking for the family. >>> the west sacramento police officer accused of raping women while he was on duty is set to appear in court for the first time this afternoon. sergio alvarez is charged with 35 counts including kidn
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Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he'll move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> spotlight in washington on john brennan, the man nominated to replace leon panetta. he's being considered by the senate after thursday's confirmation hearing. during that hearing brennan facing tough questions about the drone program and interrogation techniques. he did win praise aligning himself with the administration's decisions and he defended u.s. drone attacks on terror suspects. >> any american who did that should know well that they in fact are part of an enemy against us and that the united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> he pointed out drones are used against imminent threats and not as payback. he distanced himself from how the previous administration questioned terror suspects. democrats very conf
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
"silicon valley" premieres. jon schwartz of u.s. "today." why silicon valley? why our part of town? >> i was actually very fortunate to have been given the opportunity by american experience. >> all right. why were they interested? they were -- the sloan foundation is one of their founders. they were really very, have interested in bringing the story "silicon valley" to the public. silicon valley, the revolution that hand here and created by these men, in terms of takingojs into the digital age, the information age really changed our lives in the way we interact today. people take for granted things like cell phones, computers and laptops. all of these thins sort of stand back to what these guys invented. >> even the corporate culture, right? i thought that was one of the interesting aspects, how they set the corporate culture at least here in silicon valley we take for granted today. >> certainly. the main character in this was instrumental, helping to bring the new idea to the democratic -- >> wearing junes. >> cubicals, everybody thinks with intel, you look at facebook, it's a v
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
, libya. it ultimately killed a u.s. ambassador. we'll let you know why the secretary of defense is standing behind the military's response. >>> plus -- >> until that time, she should shut up. >> new jersey governor chris christie responds to a doctor's comments about his weight. >>> does apple have too much money and who would be upset about that? we'll take a look in business news. at farmers, we make you smarter about insurance. because what you don't know can hurt you. what if you didn't know that weeping willows have invasive roots? what if you didn't know that a trampoline... could affect your liability? and what if you didn't know that most cars... get broken into when the weather warms up? here, buddy. the more you know, the better you can plan for what's ahead. get smarter about your insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa -dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the new fiber one caramel nut protein bar. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
immigrants in the u.s. group of eight senators has been working on a bipartisan immigration reform bill. the white house its plan would only be proposed if the current efforts fail. reacted to the president's plan saying quote, what the president said is a big step and offers hope for immigrants but the white house proposal has too many years of waiting for citizenship. also it does not address the future flow for new citizen. s. >>> two politicians were on meet the press today. gavin newsom and carly fiorina. they talked about everything from the economy and immigration reform to dysfunctional washington. >> it's time for us to lean in and hold these guys up for higher level expectations. you want to move the mouse, you got to move the cheese. we've got to change consensus in this country for good behavior. >> i find it stunning truly that this president and the democratic party continues to lay all the blame for their failure to achieve anything at the feet of the tea party or ted cruz or who aever the latest villain is. >> this ramps up the speculation he has washington in his p
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sharp criticism there some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> and civil liberties advocates say the memo is not enough. >> it should be released to the public. if the administration is going to be claiming the authority to kill american citizens, it has an obligation to explain that claim to the public. >> the drone debate will be front and center today when white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan faces his confirmation hearing to be the new cia director. brennan has been the architect of the dron
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
go before the u.s. supreme court next month. good morning. i'm marla tellez. i'll explain what this means for same-sex marriage in california coming up. >>> good morning. welcome back to scottsdale stadium, spring training home the world series champion san francisco giants. nice ring to it. let's think back to 2008 player draft. you have at the top of it the tampa bay rays and then pittsburgh pirates and kansas city and four teams deciding at the time thinking back now why didn't we draft buster posey? steady hand. great influence in the clubhouse and perhaps baseball's top player in many regards all around at least he's one of the fan favorites in san francisco. we take time with buster to talk about spring training. take a look. buster posy's impact on the success of the giants goes without question and as one of the team's leaders coming off an mvp season, capped by yet another world series title, he knows that rituals of spring start the process of being ready for opening day. >> feels good. it's nice to have the whole squad out here now. doing some live bp which is not really
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
outside of the u.s. embassy in ankara. that explosion happened on a side street right next to the embassy. once again, two people confirmed dead. several others hurt. we'll of course keep you updated as information continues coming into our newsroom. right now it's 5:14. >>> shares of facebook right now poised for gains this morning as investors adjusted a attitudes. >> they are agreeing with me this morning. we said early yesterday as facebook shares fell 8%, the market really misjudged what facebook had to say in its financial reports released earlier this week. the news we said was much better than people were interpreting it and throughout the day we did see a turnaround. down from 8%. the social giant ended the day yesterday down 83 cents in premarket calls do call for gains this morning. meanwhile, the other thing we are watching is jobs. it's the first day of february today. the monthly unemployment rate will be released at 5:30 our time with that in mind we'll turn to jackie deangelis live at cnbc headquarters. good morning, jackie. >> good morning. futures are higher as investors
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
u.s. citizens. the campaign produced a clip to promote the dream act. the video ends with news that parker was just accepted into a master's program at yale. >> if the dream act doesn't pass by the time he graduates, he will no choice but to take a job where someone pays him under the table. >> which means the president of the berkeley math club will be doing some hard manual labor. >> the dream act would open the path to citizenship for park and 2 million other young people brought to the u.s. as kids. >>> go on a police ride-along from your own couch. still ahead at 6:00, the unique social media event happening right now in the bay area. also -- >> pets accidentally killed, lost, injured, all in the care of the airlines. an nbc bay area investigation, what happens when some animals are shipped in cargo. >>> and a warning for wine lovers. why the nice weather could cost you money. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we are tracking some rare february heat. close to 80. south san jose at 75. and strap on that seat belt. some major changes coming ou
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
fire after nbc news obtained a confidential just deps memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. >>> senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: what exactly is the sequester? if you think as the federal budget as a t-bone steak, it is like a butcher's knife loping off a big piece, a trillion dollars worth of domestic spending, what experts call the worst way to deal with the budget. they dismissed the president's p
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
strikes against u.s. citizens. nbc news obtained the memo earlier this week. it concluded the u.s. can legally order the killing of american citizens believed to be al qaeda leaders. until today, the white house wouldn't confirm the memo even existed. >>> well, a mother watches es r as a nanny slaps her child. what happened next. >>> and then investigator stephen stock uncovers why the same procedures might have different price tags and why the bill you get is unlikely what you'll pay. >>> and we're following developing news link tonight. a former cop is on the run. the manhunt happening now in southern california for a former l.a. police officer linked to the murder. why he could be plotting more. it's next. >>> a developing story in southern california. detectives are looking for a former lapd officer they think killed two people. officers think christopher dorner committed the murders because he is upset from his termination. one of the victims was the daughter of a lapd captain. tonight police have a manifesto that they say dorner wrote in which he said the murders were a nece
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Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
have tracked down the hackers responsible for a majority of cyberattacks on u.s. corporations and government agencies. and the trail has led them to the chinese army. a security firm report out today says investigators traced cyberattacks to a chinese army facility in shanghai. the firm was not able to place the hackers inside the building, but makes the case there is no other plausible explanation for why so many attacks come out of one small area. "the new york times" contacted the chinese officials at the embassy in washington. they insisted that its government does not engage in computer hacking, and that hacking is illegal. >>> a move over, detroit. here comes the south bay. competition is forcing carmakers to look for a high-tech edge to get you behind the wheel. that edge is in our own backyard. the nissan research and development center opened its doors recently in sunnyvale. they're developing and testing some of the latest technology for cars of the future. they think the silicon valley is the exact place to find the right employees, car lovers, who are also techees. . >
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Feb 25, 2013 5:00am PST
separate search, the search for a missing bay area couple in peru is now intensifying. the u.s. state department now joining the effort to locate the pair who were last heard from a month ago during a biking trip. "today in the bay's" christie smith is live right now where one of the missing cyclists worked. she has details on the search effort. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon. a growing sense of urgency among family and friends. they were last seen and heard from in peru about a month ago. a 27-year-old jamie neal worked at this bike shop for the past two years. inside the shop there are flyers up about neal and her 25-year-old boyfriend, garrett hand. the pair set off on a world wind bike trip, an adventure they have been chronicling on facebook. the posts stopped on january 25th in peru. that's the last time anyone heard from them. the bike shop here, friends are worried. >> i'm extremely concerned. i'm very fearful that something bad has happened and it's not likely that -- it's not as likely that they are just out on an excursion away from internet access. they had b
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Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. meanwhile, police and u.s. marshals removed approximately ten bags of evidence from donor's mother's home in lalpala yesterday. necessity say his mother and sister were cooperative. >>> still ahead on "today in the bay," giants fanfest still a few hours away. fans giving you a live look at the fans already wlining up for a chance to meet their favorite players but there is one giants star they may not recognize. that story coming up. >>> bundled up in blankets, rooting for. your weekend weather forecast. a look at that when we come right back. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me know ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪ ♪ turn around and let you go [ female announcer ] when sweet and salty come together, the taste is irresistible. made with sweet, smooth peanut butter and salted, roasted peanuts. sweet and salty nut bars by nature valley. nature at its most delicious. >>> baseball season is almost here and giants fans, i know you are so ready. you still have a couple of hours to get out to at&t park for fan fest. in is a live look. what a stunning shot. outside
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00am PST
. yesterday neil's sister got a call from the u.s. embassy in peru saying the couple was spotted in a emote village heading for ecuador. >> the u.s. coast guard is investigating if a distress call that sent them searching for a family off a the coast near monterrey was a hoax. the coast guard is looking into whether the family even existed. a distress call was made sunday around 4:00. the man on the radio said he and his family were abandoning their boat off the coast. harbor mass tors said there are no reported missing boaters. hundreds of rescue crews including the california air national guard scoured an area 29 miles wide looking for the family. >> i guess you can say it's sour grapes over apple. today the shareholders meeting is likely to get heated. scott, apple has $137 billion in cash on hand. what are they going to do with it. >> that's the question. there's been enormous pressure for apple to give the money to investors in a dividend. the man on the right there, david einhorn spearheads the drive. he proposed apple create a special class of stock for the permanent dividend.
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Feb 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
attack on the u.s. embassy during protests over an anti-islam film in cairo last september. the men were charged with trespassing, and destruction of property. after scaling the embassy walls and tearing down the american flag. >>> when we come back here tonight, a different perspective on the blizzard of 2013. >>> finally tonight, as the northeast recovers from this blizzard, looking at some of the feeds across twitter today, we're reminded that a lot of us see snow through different lenses. for example, the snow made quite an impression for this homeowner. or maybe we should say their door made quite an impression on the snow that had gathered on their front porch. here's one toddler who won't be venturing out. at least not until the snow melts below his chin or he grows another foot. we're not sure if this woman was posing or frozen in place. for the sake of argument let's say frozen in place for this pooch's ears. for some of us, all this snow was something to take a huge delight in. let it snow, let it snow. but if all this makes you miserable, well, you're in good company. i d
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am PST
stranded at sea for five days are beginning to get answers. u.s. coast guard said diesel fuel leaked from one of the engine return linesn n ton to surface, sparking a fire that knocked out the system. coast guard estimates that a full investigation will take about six months. >>> well, it's time now for the weather. bill karins joins us with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. storm moving through the west. it's going to be a quick mover. cold temperatures with it. the snow elevations are going to significantly drop. if you look at that spin off the oregon coastline, that's the culprit as it dives now to the south. it's already bringing snow to some elevations and areas of northern california. rain showers elsewhere. here's the pattern. high pressure has protected the west for a while. it's now retreating and moving out as we get a trough moving down from the gulf of alaska. it has cold air with it. it also has enough moisture to produce rain and snow. a little here towards the medford area, especially the higher elevations. eureka, just rain showers for you. this is trying
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
illegally transferred to other countries including china. they also say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but that investigation being blocked by the justice department. nasa is now commenting at this point saying it would be inappropriate to discuss any possible investigation. >>> as we continue to following a developing story out of south africa this morning where olympian oscar pistorius learned he'll face a premeditated murder charge against his girlfriend. pistorius reportedly went openly as prosecutors announced their course of action against the athlete. this is video of pistorius leaving jail for the courtroom earlier this morning. his girlfriend seen here, reeva steenkamp was shot and killed at the olympian's home. she was a model and budding reality tv star. pistorius will remain in jail until his bail hearing early next week. >>> after spending five wild days adrift out at sea, a lot of those passengers stranded aboard the carnival cruise ship had a chance to sleep in a hotel room. some stop and kissed the ground. the massi
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
restaurant in america. antoines, founded in the mid 1800s. every u.s. president since taft has been there and that's where new orleans culinary historian picks up the tour. >> this holds around 25,000 bottles and there's at least $3 million, $4 million worth of wine there. >> reporter: back in in the '50s, '60s, when he was growing up down the street, richard simmons worked here. >> all right, that's the theme here and we do promise to make curfew because we have a couple of more days until game day, that's super bowl sound. there's so much more to bring you. we'll send it back to you in the studio. >> it's 1:20 in new orleans. >> i hope he brings back to pralines. >> i'm hoping he does bring some of that back. and making curfew, that is great, lawrence. good news. >>> let's give a look. we did have some warm wealther today with those winds that were sliegtly offshore. it was good enough even though it was only 5-10 miles per hour. 10 degrees above our average, it's one of our warmest in the south bay. oo loox r r r r r r. >> a few areas of patchy fog starting to develop. and right
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
a former u.s. attorney general, says the investigation was fundamentally flawed. >> there's no evidence that anybody's at mr. paterno's investigation was asked to not report things or told to cover up things. and as i said, he was the one who reported the 1991 incident to the authorities. >> notre dame senior got a chance to sink a half-court shot for big bucks pep made it on his second attempt. he won 18,000 bucks. the bakersfield condor brought a live condor to the game. >>> ahead, over 100 million peopling thought supermodel kate upton's latest commercial. wait until you see her cover for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition. >>> welcome back. a few sprinkles or showers is the worst of the weather in all of the west today. again, in the northwest more clouds than anything else. if you get hit by a sprinkle consider it unlucky. a warm up after a chilly morning from l.a. to san francisco and vegas. tomorrow, kind of a quiet weather week through the west if anything get warmer as the week goes on and tomorrow looks similar to what we're dealing with today. chilly in salt l
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Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
u.s. airwaves thanks to these two men. >> well, i don't quite get this. we have another garden and we'll rip it off and put in another garden. >> the chance is you've never seen or heard of joel hyatt until now. the unassuming multimillionaire has pulled off a deal along with his business partner, former vice president al gore, that has shocked the media world. >> hello there, the headlines from al jazeera. >> we studied very hard what al jazeera was doing around the world to make sure we would be comfortable with it and al jazeera is carried on israel's satellite system and if the israeli public is comfortable learning what can be learned from al jazeera, i think the american public will be as well. >> gone is san francisco-based current tv. a groundbreaking network that never really got off the ground, but hyatt and gore soared. selling current for a reported $500 million to al jazeera network, a tv network that's financed by the oil-rich country of qatar. in his first interview since the controversial deal was announced, hyatt is proud, reflective and a little agitated. >> while
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Feb 25, 2013 4:30am PST
launched a music download service in the u.s. in 2011 and expanded that to several areas in europe. glasses, cars, into everything at google. >> they are taking over all facets of our life. bertha, thank you very much. we'll check back later on. >> nothing to complain about in terms of the forecast in the south bay over the weekend. it was spectacular. >> we'll get spoiled just about all week long. you know, i get excited about this. we had such a boring week last week. really nothing going on after that storm came through. this week we actually have a substantial warmup to tell you about. some cities getting close to 80 degrees later this week. we have a warmup. if you want a barbecue and cold kept you indoors, everything changes as we head throughout the end of the week. this morning temps are in the 30s and 40s. we're right at freezing in gilroy to start the day. around 36 degrees in livermore. 39 degrees in sunnyvale. headed toward a comfortable week. break out that spring wardrobe early. you'll get up to use it just about all week long. we do have winds to tell you about. toda
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Feb 28, 2013 11:00am PST
team. rodman sat next to the north korean leader at an exhibition game in pyongyang, north korea. u.s. players played on mixed teams, ending in a tie. kim jong-un is said to be a big basketball fan. rodman also spoke to the crowd telling kim, quote, you have a friend for life. >>> giants star tim lincecum could soon be headed to court. his former landlord is accusing the pitcher of trashing his mission district townhome back in 2011 causing at least $200,000 in damage, something lincecum strongly denies. he says he's prepared to fight the case in open court but would rather handle it in a closed-door arbitration. the case is on hold while the court decides where it belongs. >>> alex smith is headed for kansas city and his now former teammates are letting him know what they really think and it's all good. 49 erdz tackle, joe stayly posted on twitter, quote, best of luck to alex in k.c., amazing teammate, friend and person. i know he will do great things there. another tweeted, quote, good luck mr. alex smith. i know you'll do great under andy reid in k.c., the ultimate pro. there are m
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Feb 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
specifics or possible motive. much of kyle's time in iraq was spent providing sniper cover for u.s. troops in some of the war's most intense urban battles. >> every person i killed i have a clear conscience of, because they were actively trying to harm americans, allies or civilians. >> reporter: his skills earned him a reputation with insurgents. >> they put a bounty on your head. >> reporter: they did. you make it through four, five tours in combat and he comes back and dies like that. it's just a shame. chris kyle had recently spoken out against calls for broader gun controls accusing the president of being against the second amendment. kyle said he was raised to be patriotic. his co-author says chris struggled to determine how his life should be ordered. god, country, family, or god, family, country. that faith in god especially saw kyle through his last combat tour when he was shot twice. one bullet stopped by his body armor, the other deflected off his goggles. >> i have a guardian angel. i'm sure he hates me. i'd come home, break my toe when i went up the stair, but every ti
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Feb 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
neal's sister got a call from the u.s. embassy in peru telling her the couple was recently spotted in remote village headed for ecuador. >>> to the vatican now, where it is friday morning, and pope benedict xvi is preparing to say farewell to a -- excuse me, where it is wednesday morning. here is a live look. the pontiff will ride in his pope-mobile through the crowds in st. peters square before addrsing the crowd. this will be his last public speech before his resignation becomes official on thursday. >>> $6 million for a grand opening bay bridge party. we'll see if it happens tomorrow. live pictures now of the bridge -- at least the approach to the bridge. the bay bridge toll authority will vote tomorrow on whether to use $5.6 million in toll money to pay for public safety and public access during the planned celebration of the new eastern span. that new span will open on labor day weekend. private funding still needs to be raised to bring a spectacular fireworks show to the bay bridge for its grand opening. >> if they take that action, then i think that labor day weekend we'll at l
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
survey of more than 2,000 u.s. adults over the age of 18 are giving us a revealing look at who in america is most affected. >> all of a sudden, the world is at your doorstep, and there's too many options. and it can be overwhelming. >> i think that people in our age group are more stressed out because they have lots of responsibilities. >> reporter: so-called millennials, those ages 18 to 33, are the most stressed. with 39% saying their stress increased over the past year, and 52% say it's causing them to lose sleep. we reached out to viewers today on facebook for their stories. and within a matter of minutes, hundreds of responses like this one from 24-year-old ali zimmerman who has $80,000 in student loans. >> many of these students have come out of college or graduate school with horrendous student debt into a job market where there are not many jobs. this has put their life plans, probably, on hiatus. they may be postponing marriage, postponing having a family. >> reporter: millennials are followed by gen xers. ages 34 to 47 when it comes to stress. boomers, 48 to 66, come nex
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
buckle and she veers off course. she was air lifted to a nearby hospital, now the u.s. ski team confirmed that -- here is the jump -- they confirmed she suffered acl and mcl tears in her right knee as well as a fractured right tibia. they are optimistic that held be ready for the winter games next february. >>> the 49ers are calling this one of the most depressing days of the season. players cleaned out their lockers this morning in team headquarters they collected their personal belongings and kaepernick seems to be taking the loss personally. asked how long that loss will stay with him, he said, for the rest of his life. >> i mean, it's tough. i mean, we been through a lot together, we are here with each other all the time. it's like leaving your family. >> you know, relax, heel the injuries and things like that, and pick back up, where we left off. >> after just a couple of days of recoup ragz, some like kaepernick will start to train for next season already. >> with a country where more than 12 million people are unemploy today saving just eight jobs is not something that no
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